therealdeal wrote: purp n gold wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Clearly you guys weren't paying attention to Brand this last season. He averaged 12/10 with 2 blocks per 36 minutes last season.
I think he's probably going to want more money than we'll offer him, but I would be ecstatic to have him. He's been on my radar all summer.
I was paying attention. He will play well & give effort, but for how much & how long? 8 or 9 million for 65 games of Elton Brand? No thanks.
Like I said, if it's in the 5 mil range I take it. Other than that, it's salary not worth being tied to.
What are you smoking man?
If Brand came here it would be for something we could, you know, offer. As in he'd take 3.1 million or less.
Of course, here comes realdeal to set me straight! Can I ask you what you're smoking? In my first post I said I'd take him if his contract would be between the vets min & mmle. 3.1 mil falls into that category.
Seeing how Pachulia just got 15 mil for three years, I'd say the going rate for Brand is in the 8 to 9 range, per year. Not only is it impossible for us to offer that, it's not worth it.
Stop arguing with yourself.
"that is greatness right there, you can't stop greatness" - Charles Barkley on Kobe Bryant, 2010 WCFs